Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thanks and Blessings
I am thankful for the snuggliness of Sophie.
I'm thankful I posted the book review I was struggling with and it's finally behind me.
I'm thankful I can call Ryan a few hours before his alarm was supposed to go off, in tears, sobbing because I'm doubting God and I don't want to and he comforts me and turns my tears to songs of praise (literally) and lifts me up by lifting praises to God. God has blessed me SO MUCH with this godly, quirky man!
I'm thankful that God is challenging my weaknesses, exposing them even though it's painful, because I know He faithfully completes all the good works He begins and He will heal these ugly, ugly places in me, at some time or another.
I'm thankful for the loving gifts of friends that are challenging and growing me spiritually.
I'm thankful for my mom, and pray she feels better. I'm thankful she wanted peanut butter toast for dinner (because that was easy.)
I'm thankful for my sister and spending time with her hanging out watching old television shows while the living room has been taken over for watching college football.
I'm thankful for God's provision, for stretching my faith.
I'm thankful for Ryan getting a job interview and a lead on another job, both of which would pay potentially more than the minimum we'd need for our future. I'm thankful for the hope this provides.
I'm thankful for family, in all its varied forms.
I'm thankful for the health of my body to do runs/walks this week, and the gloriousness of nature I get to enjoy while I do it. I thank God for His common grace.
Since it's November, the month of Thanksgiving in America, I have decided to change the format of my normal "I'm Blessed" weekly post and say "I'm thankful for" instead of "I'm blessed because". But you know what? They meant the same thing. I am thankful for all these blessings!
Linking up with Gretchen and Thankful Tuesdays.